Annette Jean Monachelli

Annette Jean Monachelli of Stowe died Feb. 5 of complications following a cerebral aneurism. During her brief and valiant fight, her brother Andrew, husband Randy and mother in law Susan were by her side

Annette was born May 23, 1965, in Manhattan, daughter of Marion and Albert Monachelli. She spent her early years in New York, graduating from the Marymount School, Fordham University, and Fordham Law School. She practiced law for 10 years at Kavanaugh, Maloney & Osnato. In 1994, she married Randy Stern in Greenwich Village, although she retained the Monachelli name. In September 1999, they purchased The Gables Inn and moved to Stowe. Annette’s friends tried to dissuade her from this major move, to no avail. While Manhattan was her hometown, Stowe became her home.

Randy was the center of her world, and she was his everything. Together, they set an inspirational example for couples everywhere — working together, skiing together, and making their friends a second family. Even their first email address was “Ranette,” a name that summarized their unity. As the property adjacent to the Gables is named “Field of Dreams,” Annette followed her dream against the conventional wisdom.

Survivors include her devoted husband, Randy Stern; her mother, Marion Monachelli, of Old Tappan, N.J.; her brother, Andrew, of Tarrytown, N.Y., his wife, Amy, and their two young daughters, Lauren and Gabriella; her mother-in-law, Susan Cohen, and father-in-law, Robert Cohen, of Boca Raton, Fl.; and her sister-in-law, Amy Mato, and brother-in-law, Steve Mato, of Manhattan. Another survivor is her aunt, Jean Cinelli, of Bedford Hills, N.Y., with whom she shared an especially close relationship. Her father, Albert Monachelli, and her uncle, Hercules Cinelli, died earlier.

Annette will remain part of us in New York, Stowe, and The Gables Inn. She died too soon and too suddenly, and she touched many people who feel privileged to have known her.

A memorial was held Feb. 26, 2013. Annette, we wish you a field of dreams and to rest in peace.

Donate in memory of Annette Monachelli HERE

The Allie Smiles Foundation has created a special campaign in honor of Annette Monachelli.

In partnership with Canine Companions for Independence, we were approved for the opportunity in her honor to provide the funding for raising a puppy from birth through her training with her puppy raiser. If successful, she will be placed with a person in need (wounded soldier or adult or child with a disability, MS, spinal cord, etc). With your gift and assistance from Allie Smiles, 100% of your donations goes to this tribute to Annette.

CCI has named a service dog after Annette! Her name is 'Little Nettie' and she is a Golden Retriever and Golden Lab mix. CCI finds that when you mix Labs and Golden's, the results are fabulous! Would you like to see Little Nettie? Click HERE for pictures of Little Nettie!

If you would like to donate to this special campaign in any dollar amount, you may either visit and click on Annette’s secure link on the homepage for more information OR...
Mail a check, made out to:

The Allie Smiles Foundation (NOTE “In honor of Annette” in the memo line) and mail to: The Allie Smiles Foundation/Attn Debbie Peternana
18333 Preston Road #425
Dallas, Texas 75252

The Allie Smiles Foundation is currently funding these focused giving campaigns though donations from wonderful people just like you!